80s Party Fortune Teller Garland!!

Though I was only 2 when then 80s officially started, there is just something about the late 80s/early 90s that holds a special place in my heart … teased bangs, tight rolled jeans, slouch socks, Keds with the curly shoe strings (or none at all!), Jamz, Milli Vanilli, NKOTB, puff paint, Punky Brewster, Saved by the Bell, Rainbow Brite, The Smurfs, scratch & sniff stickers to put in sticker books … what wasn’t there to love?

So this year?  I am ringing in 34 in a few weeks with a totally rad 80s party!  Which means you (lucky, lucky readers!) get to see all the fun DIY party food, decorations, ideas, etc.  It’s like, going to be epic!

Let’s kick off the party and go back in time with …

80s Party Fortune Teller Garland

You’ll need neon cardstock and string/twine/thread … oh, and some mad folding skills!

I am a visual learner, so let me show you in pictures how to fold these (and I didn’t even have to look up a tutorial online … it’s like riding a bike, ha ha!).

1.  Cut an 8.5 x 8.5 inch square from your cardstock – save the leftover pieces for our next project!  Fold the cardstock into a triangle, unfold it and fold it the other way.  Once opened, you end up with the picture above.

2.  Fold each point of the square into the very center of the square where your two folds met.

3.  Flip this square over and fold each corner in again to the center.  (This is the inside of your fortune teller.)

4.  Now, maneuver your fingers inside the big flaps (the back of picture 3 above) and draw them up until you have the fortune teller you can open and close.

I folded 8 fortune tellers – 2 in each color of my cardstock.  Now, you can either punch a small hole to string these together or use needle/thread to string them up.  Drape them at a table or in a doorway for a neon throwback to the 80s!!

With party planning in full swing, I will be sharing several more easy 80s party projects using this same neon card stock … it would be radical if you would like, stop by!

More Totally Rad 80s Party Ideas


  1. So…everything you described about the 80’s brought back some sa-weet memories! I may even don some slouchy socks today :) Super cute project, hugs

    Tanya :)

  2. That is totally FUN ;) Love the shades you picked!!!

  3. Wonderful! Happy Birthday! I’ll be 34 on my next birthday, also. I remember Milli Vanilli because my sixth grade class had two lab rats named Milli and Vanilli. We were so upset when we found out they had lip synced. :( Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea! I love neon and anything 80’s – pinning this project for future birthday celebrations :)

  5. How fun and bright! I’ll celebrate the same number later this year :)

  6. Very cool! Looks fun for kids to make as well, for Christmas or birthdays in all different colors. Visiting from Southern Lovely link party.

  7. what a fun idea, Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs. P.S. I invite you to join us for tomorrows linky party ( blog hop)

  8. What a fun idea for a garland!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Super cute idea!

  10. My friends and I had so much fun with those in school! Love your bright colors!

  11. Neon craze but looking soooo beautiful! I’m sure gonna steal the origami pattern one day :)

  12. Love this! I was born in 1980 so the 80s were my childhood. Everything you listed strikes a chord with me! I have a friend who is a diehard 80s fan and hosted an 80s birthday in highschool. It was SO tacky but so awesome! Favourite part? Tracking down some 80s attire to wear at the party! We looked ridiculous!

    Have fun celebrating!

  13. These look like sooo much fun!

  14. We used to make those all the time when I was a child – thanks for the memories.

    Popping in from Shabby’s link party.


  15. I LOVED the fortune teller game!! This is just too cute!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I included this in my Feature Friday post! http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/08/feature-friday-76.html

  16. Love this!

  17. This is soo cute! Love the 80’s inspiration.. great throw back to our childhood, huh? Neon is awesome!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  18. How creative is this?! What a fun idea for a garland. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House.

  19. I loved the fortune teller game! What a fabulous idea for a garland! Can’t wait to see the rest of the fun party goodies! Have a great week!

    Take care,


  20. Just wanted to let you know that you were featured today over at Just Us Four! I hope you will stop by and grab a featured button!

  21. How fun! I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice!

  22. omg im doing a project on these !#


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